Monthly Archives: January 2012

Neither Surprising nor Conclusive

A significant development in the referendum debate since my last post has been the UK Government’s announcement that its legal advice is that only Westminster, not Holyrood, has the legal power to hold a referendum on independence. That’s hardly surprising, but nor … Continue reading

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No Divine Right of Kings

The UK Government says that it will give the Scottish Parliament the legal powers to hold a vote on Scotland’s constitutional position. They needn’t bother. Holyrood, not Westminster, already has both the legal competence and the moral authority to hold … Continue reading

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